Archive for July, 2012

A Clarification About the App

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Sun breaking through Mist, Tuolumne Meadows—the opening image for Chapter 4 of the book

Sun breaking through Mist, Tuolumne Meadows—the opening image for Chapter 4 of the book

Since I wrote my last post about the new edition of The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite I’ve had several people ask me whether the iPhone/iPad app will be updated as well. Sorry that I wasn’t clear about this: the app is already updated, and has been since it first came out last year. The new locations, information, and tips about digital photography went into the app first, and are now coming out in book form. It takes a lot longer to get a book to press than to make an app!

Not only does the app have all the information that’s in the new edition of the book, but it has functions that you can’t put into a book, like the ability to view only the best locations for a particular month and time of day. Of course many people prefer to hold a physical book in their hands, and I completely understand that. I’m sure some people will get both—the app for its convenience and portability, the book for more leisurely browsing. I’m completely okay with that. :)

—Michael Frye

Related Post: The New Edition of The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite is Here!

Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He is the author and photographer of The Photographer’s Guide to YosemiteYosemite Meditations, and Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters, plus the eBooks Light & Land: Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom, and Exposure for Outdoor Photography. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and his images have been published in over thirty countries around the world. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, currently residing just outside the park in Mariposa, California.

The New Edition of The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite is Here!

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite CoverThe new edition of The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite is finally here! You can order signed copies directly from me, get it from the publisher, Yosemite Conservancy, or find it in the park at The Ansel Adams Gallery or Valley Visitor Center. It will be also available from Amazon soon.

The new edition has three new locations, and completely revised and updated information for the entire park. You’ll find new tips specifically designed for digital photography, including Digital Camera Settings, White Balance, Exposure, and HDR and Exposure Blending, plus Depth of Field, Filters, Night Photography, and much more. Most of the 100+ photographs are new too, and the reproductions are excellent—a pleasant surprise for an inexpensive guidebook.

Of course if you prefer the convenience of having all the information in your smart phone or tablet, everything that’s in the new book is also in the iPhone and iPad app.

Thank you all for your patience! I hope you like this new edition even more than the original.

—Michael Frye

Related Posts: New Edition of The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite: It’s Almost Here!The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite iPhone App is Available Today!

Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He is the author and photographer of The Photographer’s Guide to YosemiteYosemite Meditations, and Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters, plus the eBooks Light & Land: Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom, and Exposure for Outdoor Photography. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and his images have been published in over thirty countries around the world. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, currently residing just outside the park in Mariposa, California.

Hidden Yosemite Workshop

Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Sunrise illuminates North Peak. I like the rippled reflection, preserved by a fast shutter speed (1/90th sec)

Sunrise illuminates North Peak. I like the rippled reflection, preserved by a fast shutter speed (1/90th sec).

Teaching my Hidden Yosemite workshop last week was so much fun. We had some wonderful clouds to make the skies more interesting, and a great group of people, plus it’s always fun to get away from the roads and into some beautiful areas that you just can’t drive to.

Weather forecasts before the workshop called for clear skies, but our first evening we photographed some amazing lenticular clouds, including two UFO disks over Mammoth Peak, and another formation to the north resembling an Imperial Star Destroyer. Later in the week the sun broke through overcast skies just before sunset and lit up the clouds over Gaylor Lakes, and the next morning we watched sunlight poke through more clouds to illuminate North Peak. And then it snowed. Meteorologists try to predict the future, which is a difficult job. This is one time when I’m glad they were wrong—the clouds definitely made things more interesting.

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TWiT Photo Appearance

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Clearing storm, dusk, Tunnel View, Yosemite NP, CA, USA

Clearing storm, dusk, Tunnel View, Yosemite NP, CA, USA

I’ll be a guest today on TWiT Photo, the highly-entertaining internet TV show hosted by Catherine Hall and Leo Laporte. You can view the live recording at 1 p.m. Pacific time, or download the video later in the day. Hope you get a chance to watch!

— Michael Frye

Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He is the author and photographer of The Photographer’s Guide to YosemiteYosemite Meditations, and Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters, plus the eBooks Light & Land: Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom, and Exposure for Outdoor Photography. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and his images have been published in over thirty countries around the world. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, currently residing just outside the park in Mariposa, California.